Where is the Illinois River Road?
Traversing both east and west sides of the Illinois River from Ottawa, 150 miles south to Havana, the Illinois River Road has spurs to the communities of Princeton and Canton. The Illinois River Road corridor has over 100 natural and historic sites and numerous unique communities located throughout its 10-county region.

The Scenic Byway is conveniently located between Chicago and St. Louis, but just far enough to get away from it all. So get off the beaten path and see what the Illinois River Road has in store for you!

  
  

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Calendar of Events

Our calendar of events is an up-to-the-minute guide on everything happening along the Illinois River Road. If you're looking to enjoy everything from seasonal festivals, to outdoor recreation specials, you'll find it listed here. Be sure and also check out the event calendar links under the Gateway and Portal Community pages.  Help us continue to build our events calendar - Submit Your Event!

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Apr. 7, 2017 - Apr. 17, 2017, 10:00am-5:00pm
Luthy Botanical Garden, 2520 N Prospect Rd, Peoria, IL 61603
Step inside Luthy’s Conservatory this spring and see a botanical wonderland of tropical plants, spring plants and, of course, lilies! This show is a community tradition and a wonderful way to greet spring with family and friends....free; donations accepted. Event Type: Seasonal
Phone: 309-686-3362
Area: Peoria

Apr. 8, 2017 - Apr. 8, 2017, 7-10pm
Camp Wokanda, 620 Boy Scout Rd, Chillicothe, IL 61523
Come on down for a boot scoot ‘n’ boogie evening at Camp Wokanda. Jim Hicks and Peggy Holmes are guaranteed to keep your feet moving throughout the night. All skill levels are welcome! Follow the lantern-lit path to enjoy music, dancing, and snacks in the Dining Hall. Bring your favorite treat to share....$5/person or $20/family. Event Type: Entertainment
Phone: 309-579-2157
Area: Peoria

Apr. 8, 2017 - Apr. 8, 2017, 7:00pm
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
The woods ring with music at Forest Park Nature Center’s monthly concert series featuring some of the best singer-songwriters and folk musicians! In April, Al and Emily Cantrell will bring their unique style of acoustic music to a growing number of fans across the country since before their marriage in 1985. Their music has been featured on NPR’s Mountain Stage and Riders Radio Theater as well as numerous other local, regional and national radio programs....$8-$10. Event Type: Entertainment
Phone: 309-686-3360
Area: Peoria

Apr. 15, 2017 - Apr. 15, 2017, 1-3pm
Camp Wokanda, 620 Boy Scout Rd, Chillicothe, IL 61523
This Doggie Egg Hunt includes hunts for small and large breeds, a costume contest with prizes and activities for the whole family! A portion of this family furrr-iendly event will be donated to local animal shelters....$5/dog; $2/human. Event Type: Seasonal
Phone: 309-579-2157
Area: Peoria

Apr. 15, 2017 - Apr. 15, 2017, 7:30-8:30am
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
The early bird may get the worm, but the early rising bird watcher gets to see the best assortment of the Nature Center’s feathered friends! Please bring your own binoculars (we have a few pairs to lend out). All levels of experience are welcome. Another hike is scheduled on May 13. For ages 10+....Donations requested. Event Type: Outdoor
Phone: 309-686-3360
Area: Peoria

Apr. 15, 2017 - Apr. 15, 2017, 10:00am-4:00pm
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Bring your digital camera or phone and head out onto the trails! Each participant will receive a list of challenges to complete on this fun, nature-themed scavenger hunt that can be done in a group or individually. Complete as many challenges as you can, and when you’re done, show your photos to the naturalist back at the Nature Center. All ages....donations requested. Event Type: Outdoor
Phone: 309-686-3360
Area: Peoria

Apr. 19, 2017 - Apr. 19, 2017, 10:00am
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria, IL 61616
Nothing is better than starting the day with a warm cup of coffee or tea and breathing some fresh spring air! Participants will love seeing the beauty of spring revealed and the chance to get to know some other nature lovers on this naturalist guided tour. Wear comfortable walking shoes as we will walk up to a half-mile. Look for more walks in May! All ages....donations requested. Event Type: Outdoor
Phone: 309-686-3360
Area: Peoria

Apr. 29, 2017 - Apr. 29, 2017, 7:30
Festival 56 Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main St., PRINCETON, IL 61356
"June's Got the Cash: A Musical Tribute to Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash" features country comedy, vintage costumes, and Cash's collection of hits from over five decades. Come relive the love story of a lifetime through this musical theatre show that showcases songs like "Jackson," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Walk the Line," and many more. Walk the line with Johnny, June, and the Tennessee Three....$18 in advance and $20 at the door. Event Type: Entertainment
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Phone: 8158795656
Area: Princeton